The importance of honey

Many people may have heard about beekeeping, but they may not know that the science of beekeeping is called apiculture. More...

EXTENSION NOTES

SQUASH BUGS ARE ACTIVELY FEEDING ON VINE CROPS   More...

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority holds book drive

The Roxboro Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority held a Fun and Games book drive Saturday, June 2 at Harris Gardens Apartments in Roxboro. More...

Senior Center creative arts classes

The Person County Senior Center will offer various jewelry making classes taught by artist Jackie Watson this month.   On June 28, a “Marbled Calsilica or Charm Beads” class will held in the fitness center kitchen from 2-4 p.m. More...

Nutrition for Preschoolers

Nutrition for Preschoolers  More...

Elijah Grove Baptist honors pastor’s anniversary

Elijah Grove Baptist Church will honor its pastor, the Rev. Dr. Alfred Faulkner, on his 30th pastoral anniversary on Saturday, June 16, at the Festival House in Timberlake.  The guest speaker will be N.C. More...

PCC DEAT students visit museum exhibit

Students from Piedmont Community College’s Digital Effects & Animation Technology program visited the North Carolina Museum of Art to see “You Are Here: Light, Color, and Sound Experiences,” an immersive art installation by 15 c More...

Food Insecurity

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Hunger affects every community in North Carolina. In Person County, more than 7,300 people (19 percent of the county population) are food insecure. Children and older adults have a greater risk of being hungry. More...

This month’s featured artist at the Kirby

Visit the Kirby Upper Gallery of the Kirby Cultural Arts Complex in Roxboro on June 8 from 6-8 p.m. for a reception held for this month’s featured artist Tammy Kaufman.  More...

Kirby to show Disney’s “Moana”

Stop by the Kirby Cultural Arts Complex for “Free Movie Friday” on June 8 at 7 p.m. Disney’s “Moana” will be showing, with donations and concession proceeds going to S.P.E.E.E.D. More...

Mayer addresses Roxboro Kiwanis Club

At the April 17 meeting of the Roxboro Kiwanis Club, Marcus Mayer of Center Edge Software – headquartered at Palace Pointe in Roxboro – addressed the club, describing himself as a self-proclaimed computer geek/ accountant. More...

‘Searching for Friday’

North Carolina Central University Adjunct Professor of Writing Dr. More...

BBB offers tips during National Moving Month

RALEIGH, N.C. (May 15, 2018) — According to reports from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) some 35 million Americans will move in 2018. More...

Understanding dehydration

Dehydration is the loss of water from your body. As you age, you are more at risk for dehydration. It is important to get enough water throughout your day.  More...

Group home boss updates Kiwanians

At the April 7, 2018 meeting of the Roxboro Kiwanis Club at La Piazza restaurant in uptown Roxboro, David Forsythe, the executive director of Person County Group Homes updated the club on the activities of this vital local agency.  More...

Get Fit, Don’t Sit!!

May is Older Americans Month and the theme is “Engage At Every Age” and one of the biggest concerns for older adults is Type 2 Diabetes and Heart Disease. More...

Student serves at page in N.C. Senate

Katie Ruth Bowes of Person County recently served as a page in the North Carolina Senate.  She is the daughter of Timothy and Care B. Bowes of Hurdle Mills.  Bowes was sponsored by N.C. Sen. More...

Roxboro Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority holds Distinguished Gents Cookin’ With the Deltas Event

The Roxboro Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority held its Distinguished Gents Cookin’ With the Delta’s Saturday May 5th at Piedmont Community College in the S-100 Building. More...

Secretary Perdue Names FSA Administrator

(Washington, D.C., May 11, 2018) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced today the appointment of Richard Fordyce to serve as Administrator of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA). More...

Person County Group Homes discussed at Kiwanis meeting

At the April 7 meeting of the Roxboro Kiwanis Club at La Piazza restaurant in Uptown Roxboro, David Forsythe, the executive director of Person County Group Homes updated the club on the activities of this vital local agency.  More...

Perrin Receives Equal Opportunity, Diversity Certification

Christy Perrin recently completed a certificate program through the Equal Opportunity Institute at North Carolina State University.  Perrin focuses on sustainable waters and communities for North Carolina’s Water Resources Research Institu More...

TRIO program discussed at Kiwanis meeting

At the March 5 meeting of the Roxboro Kiwanis Club at La Piazza restaurant in uptown Roxboro, onion sales project chair Ronnie Bugnar reminded the members of this upcoming event. More...

Alumnae chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority inducts new members

The Roxboro Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority inducted nine new members into its organization. More...

Explore the undocumented side of African-American genealogy

Jackie Jeffers Gant, a specialist in African- American genealogy and a Person County native, will discuss how to get past “brick walls” common in African-American genealogy research in a presentation titled Journey to Yesterday for Tomorr More...

ROXBORO GARDEN CLUB

Roxboro Garden Club members show book bags they created with a book named “The Saved Seed” with multiple packets of pumpkin seeds inside. More...

Basket class offered

Basketmaking classes will be held May 14 at Caswell Senior Center in Yanceyville starting at 10 a.m. and at the Person Senior Center in Roxboro at 9 a.m., May 22.The class costs $35. More...

Garden Club begins Uptown Planter project

The program of the April meeting of the Garden Study Club consisted of the start of our Uptown Planter project.  After receiving permission from Roxboro City Council, three planters were purchased and installed at the “new” intersect More...

Middle schoolers hold ‘work week’

The Career and Technical Education students at Northern and Southern Middle schools recently participated in “Students@Work Week,” a 10-day event promoted by the North Carolina Business Committee for Education.  More...

‘Invest in the needs of young children’

The Person County Partnership for Children teamed up with the Roxboro Area Chamber of Commerce on April 18 for Good Morning Coffee Hour at Golden Corral, which featured proclamations from Roxboro Mayor Merilyn Newell to designate April as National Ch More...

Be sure to thank a volunteer

This week is National Volunteer Week, and the theme this year is “Celebrate Service.”  Our local Extension Office and Family & Consumer Science program would like to thank all of the volunteers in this community. More...

Popular arrowhead collector to speak at Museum of Milton

Arthur Tillett, an American Indian artifact collector from Timberlake, will make a return appearance at the Milton Renaissance Foundation Museum and Visitors Center, Saturday, April 28. More...

Junior Cotillion hosts instructional dinner

The National League of Junior Cotillion year two students and their parents traveled from Person and Granville counties, as well as from Halifax and South Boston, Va., to Café Parizade in Durham recently so students could experience the signature eve More...

EXTENSION NOTES

LUNCH N' LEARN  Substance abuse will the topic of the Cooperative Extension’s monthly Lunch ‘N Learn session for April, and will take place Wednesday, April 18 from noon-1 p.m. More...

Free movie Friday night at the Kirby

The Secret Life of Pets will be the free Friday night movie on April 13.  More...

Garden Study Club learns about soil, water conservation

The program of the March meeting of the Garden Study Club was entitled “Soil and Water Conservation: Preserving our Land; where it all starts” and was given by club member Nancy Mc- Cormick who is Department Head for Education and Adminis More...

Junior Cotillion closes season with Spring Ball

The Person/Caswell National League of Junior Cotillion recently held its Grand Spring Ball at Croasdaile Country Club in Durham.  More...

Understanding substance abuse

Reports from our local Person County Department of Social Services have shown that 67 percent of the children in DSS custody during February and March 2017 were there because of substance abuse by a caregiver.  More...

Red Cross plans special blood drive at Moose Lodge

The American Red Cross is planning a special blood drive Thursday at the Moose Lodge in Roxboro. People are being asked to donate blood in memory of Robert “Bobby Dee” Walker and in honor of Amy Manring. More...

Kiwanis Club learns about Christian Help Center and Senior Center

At the Jan. 29 meeting of the Roxboro Kiwanis Club at La Piazza Restaurant in uptown Roxboro, Cynthia Wilson, the director of the Christian Help Center, received a contribution from the club in support of the work of her organization. More...

PHS graduate serves aboard Navy warship

Fireman Danielle Schneider is a gas turbine systems mechanical technician in the U.S. Navy, currently aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Mason on the Navy’s largest base.  More...

EXTENSION NOTES

The North Carolina State Extension Service and the Guilford County Extension are offering community classes this month and next month.   MED INSTEAD OF MEDS  More...

Kiwanis learns about program at PHS

At the Jan. 22 meeting of the Roxboro Kiwanis Club at La Piazza restaurant in uptown Roxboro, Simon Justice, an assistant principal at Person High School and the head of the I AM A M.A.N. More...

Horseback riding in the Blue Ridge

Explore the Blue Ridge Mountains on horseback with the Person County Recreation, Arts and Parks Department on Saturday, May 12. The ride will depart from Reba Farm Saddle Soar Stable in Bedford, Va. More...

Take a notary public course at PCC

Piedmont Community College is offering a Notary Public course on Monday and Wednesday, March 26 and 28, from 6-9 p.m. at the PCC Business Development and Entrepreneurship Center at North Main Street in Roxboro.  More...

EXTENSION NOTES

STEAK FUNDRAISER  The Person County Cattlemen’s Association will hold their steak supper fundraiser on Friday, April 6, from 5-7 p.m. at the Person County Office Building. More...

PCC summer opportunities

Piedmont Community College is offering a number of summer courses – some of which are transferable to four-year universities. It’s also hosting two open house events this month and is accepting applications for the Pell academic grant. More...

International Women’s Day March set for Saturday

There will be a march in Uptown Roxboro this Saturday when the city joins in the annual observance of International Women’s Day.  International Women’s Day is technically observed March 8 every year, but will be celebrated two days l More...

Senior Center announces activities in March

The Person County Senior Center is offering two activities in March that may interest seniors.  The first is a paint party and the second is a St. Patricks Day outing to an Irish restaurant in Reidsville.  More...

GARDEN STUDY CLUB

The Garden Study Club’s February floral arrangement was entitled “Be My Valentine” and was designed by members Janna Kisner and Nancy Dallas. More...

Spring book sale at the public library

Grab some bargainpriced book at the Friends of the Person County Public Library’s Spring Book Sale on April 12-14. More...